About CSU & Fort Collins

Thousands of students choose Colorado State University over other institutions for their college experience. Why?

Fort Collins, Colorado – "Second Best Place to Live"

Fort Collins was named Money Magazine's "#1 Best Place to Live" in 2006 and #2 Place to Live in 2008! "Great schools, low crime, good jobs in a high-tech economy and a fantastic outdoor life make Fort Collins No. 1."

Fort Collins, a city of about 130,000, provides a unique blend of big city advantages and small town friendliness. You will find everything you would want including several shopping malls, hundreds of restaurants, six movie theatres, a regional cultural center, natural areas, and miles of bike trails.

Visit Fort Collins , Fort Collins Government and Downtown for more information on the wealth of social, cultural, and recreational activities available. Students also enjoy big city amenities of Denver in just an hour drive!

The CSU advantage

  • CSU is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top universities in a wide variety of categories from teaching and learning to research and student achievement in studios, laboratories, and classrooms.
  • Colorado State prides itself on its welcoming environment. Our faculty and students are among the brightest anywhere, and they are here to pursue academic excellence, but they also get to enjoy an atmosphere that is friendly, open, and conducive to teaching and learning.
  • CSU provides comfortable on-campus housing facilities for student families and single graduate students at rates well below the national average. One and two bedroom apartments are available either furnished or unfurnished. Students preferring off-campus housing can choose from among a large number of modern apartments and homes that are located in the vicinity of the campus. If you are interested in purchasing a home, please contact us.